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Holiday could end up being an all-star this year
How does 14 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds sound?
Jrue Holiday had a big first game, and it needs to be recognized.
Getting better at different skills over the offseason is always good, but that's not where Holiday made his biggest leap.
It looks as though his fourth season has come with being comfortable on the floor. He finally looks confident and composed when he plays.
Sure, he only shot 5-of-13 and missed all of his three-point shots, but that doesn't mean much in the grand scale. It's nice to see Holiday comfortable enough to shoot four threes in a game, even though it won't always be in the Sixers' best interest.
Keeping a close eye on his time on the floor will be important for the Sixers' coaching staff. He racked up the most minutes out of anybody at 41, and it's unrealistic to assume that he'll be able to keep that up all year.
Holiday can really be a star in this league. He plays defense, passes well and can score at a moderate level. His athleticism is also perfect for the new speedy point guards.
He'll definitely be fun to watch as the season continues.